Saturday, 26 February 2011

This Sunday, my Oscar goes to

This Sunday I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for Yorgos Lanthimos' "Dogtooth", nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
and Cohen Brothers' "True Grit", nominated among other for Best Costume Design - costume designer being the Greek-American Mary Zophres (Zafiropoulou).Red carpet PJs: check.
Vanilla- caramel pop corn stock: check.

Stelios Koudounaris s/s 11

Stelios Koudounaris s/s 11 look book is just in. I'd love to post all 31 pages but I'll have to filter it down to my six favourite. Reminding you the collection is themed 'Le Prostitute Medivali'. You'll find no cliché prostitute connotations in it though.

"The point is not to be provocative", says the release. "Be pure, be authentic and push things to the limit if your self and your aesthetics oblige you to. The way a Prostitute Medievali would be". You can watch this collection's fashion film, here.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Custo Barcelona a/w 11

For the past few winters I keep promising myself I'll ditch the greyscale wardrobe. Receiving these images from Custo Barcelona's a/w 11 show in New York was a colourful slap: next winter will be a bright one.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Ippolito at Athens Xclusive Designers Week

(photo by Ordinary Style Pulse - see her 'Room Service' report, here)
Guess who else is participating at this season's AXDW. You know the bags, you love the bags and many of you are proud owners of one. On March 20th though you'll see Ippolito by Pavlina Papailiopoulou like never before, on the catwalk. Participating as one of the event's Newcomers. Show details are still a secret. Exciting!

Anna Prelevic for Georgina Skalidi Clutch Bags s/s 11

Lookbook SS2011. Loving it.
Model: Anna Prelevic
Photos: Nadia Papanikolaou
Styling: Charalampos Nikolaou

For clutch close-ups and store location see here.

Nike FREE s/s 11 - video+news

Good news if you are a runner - in any way. Nike presents three technologically advanced models, Nike Free TR Fit, Nike Free XT Quick Fit+ and Nike Free Everyday Fit+, designed to improve your performance. Apparently you can choose among three levels of elasticity Nike Free 3.0, Nike Free 5.0, and Nike Free Run+ which is pretty close to custom-made for your kind of running activity.

The video is brief but gets the message across: in Nike Free you could be flying. Haven't tried them on yet, but I will. It's Spring, I fancy flying.

Images below from Nike - Be Free presentation at Psychiko flagship store last Tuesday.

*not me above though hair is close:)

Missoni s/s 11 - video

Looks a bit like united colours of... Missoni, but actually this is a very interesting video. It features 11 members of the Missoni family as well as friends of the house, including: Sir Peter Blake, Camilla Al Fayed, Jasmine Guinness, Leighton Meester, Jaquetta Wheeler, Jade Parfitt and Eugene Niarchos.

direction: Mel Bles
stylist: Vanessa Reid

Prada s/s 11 - video

Models: Kinga Rajzak, Zuzanna Bijoch, Arizona Muse, Tati Cotliar & Mariacarla Boscono
Music: Ratatat's "Mirando" (2008)
Shot by: Steven Meisel

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

AXDW / Athens Xclusive Designers Week - poster

Et voila the poster for this season's Athens Xclusive Designers Week. Click to enlarge for a better look of the participating designers. Dates, according to schedule. Also, thrilled the black poster days are over.

Silly Boy - new video out

This blog has been a fan of Silly Boy for quite a while now. Now, I've got a video to show you. Lights down, volume up.

Sillyboy "Played" Music Video

direction: Stathis Mourdoukoutas / The cOre
production in association with: Filmiki

*Stop That Sound said it first.'s new campaign. Say 'cheese'. is introducing a new, impossible service with a fun campaign. And it’s all about supporting local businesses, boutiques and independent stores! Bonus, you get a chance to win £10,000 worth of prizes like 55” Sony 3D TV, a surround sound system, decks, mixing lessons, and more.

The advert gives you a clue about what you have to do:

Let’s say you are looking for the lost classic copy of Pulse & Thunder, a vintage piece of 90s dance history by Day V Lately. Save yourself the legwork: utilising the Yell App (for Android or iPhone) – or – locate an independent music shop near you and the record could soon be in your hands.

Speaking of which, limited copies of DJ Day V Lately’s trance mix of the record produced in the early 90s have been scattered especially, at independent music stores for you to dig out and snap a photo with. That’s all it takes to enter the competition and win the prizes! Treasure hunt anyone? Say ‘cheese’.

A creative, fun campaign, well tuned with the ‘90s music revival we are currently undergoing. Hunting down rare records is only one example of what can do. What blew my mind is ShopView. Any business in Britain can now put a video on for free, so customers can have a look around inside and meet the staff.

Can’t wait for a tour inside small boutiques, locating vintage dresses, indie accessories and other objects of my desire - which are mostly rare. I guess winning £10,000 would help in bringing them home. Make my day, Day V Lately!

*competition entries begin on February 26th, more info
** Pulse & Thunder on i-tunes
Golden Ticket
Pulse & Thunder
Day V Lately
Sponsored Post

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fashion Week Athens - new dates

Ok. New dates for your agenda:

Fashion Week Athens
30 March - 3 April 2011

Apparently there was some change of plan.

Monday, 21 February 2011

ANTM cycle 16 trailer

"My favourite designer is Hello Kitty".

Ioannis Dimitrousis a/w 11

Ioannis Dimitrousis a/w 11 collection, 'Flower Animal', as exhibited at Somerset House for London Fashion Week.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Thursday, 17 February 2011

What she wore

dear friend wearing - vintage dress from Berlin
myself wearing - black and grey jersey jumpsuit from Athens

Looking kinda 70s. Or maybe it's that wall.

Last night's close-ups

My close-ups maybe strange but these bags got soul.
Eastpak Artist Studio, team Greece 2011:

*attached to bag above: kids, this is a 'tape cassette'. Long before the mp3, this is what used to carry our music.
To have your own close encounters before the auction, visit the exhibition at Balux Cafe House Project - Glyfada till February 28th.

**Also see this post by Ordinary Style Pulse.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Dukas s/s 11 - campaign & collection

You've had a taste at Dukas s/s 11 video. Here's the actual campaign and sample of the collection.
For a better look you can always visit Dukas' website, here.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Knock, knock. It's The Room Service

Here's a piece of news: 18 designers are checking in at Athens Semiramis for one day only and are inviting you to their rooms for browsing, shopping and mingling. Breakfast is not included but who cares: it starts at 15:30, there will be music, drinks and a seriously fashionable crowd. This Saturday, February 19th.

DElight - room 601

Evangelina Kavroulaki - room 602
B.Li.Eve / Evelina Litina - room 603
Ippolito - room 604

WeSC footwear - room 605
Digitaria - room 609
Daphne Caroline Georgiadis - room 610
Huftgold - room 611
Barbarigos Workshop Couture - room 612
Dimitris Petrou - room 613

Conquistador Rebel Citizen - room 614
Elena Syraka - room 641
Lacoste L!ve - room 643

Have a look at the escpecially designed website,

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Eastpak Artist Studio - launch party

This year's Eastpak's Artist Studio (ten customised padded pak'rs), will be exhibited between the 16th and 28th of February. It kicks off with a launch party at Balux Cafe - Glyfada, on the 16th, and you are all welcome to attend.

Participating artists: Andrianos Angelopoulos, Apollonas Papatheocharis, Dimitris Liossis, Dimitris Tsiggos, Ioanna Gouzeli, Evi Siouti, Spike 69, Super Katerina, Tassos Sofroniou aaaand myself.

All bags will be auctioned on ebay and funds raised will go towards the Greek Caravan for Solidarity.

Wednesday the 16th, around 19:00, it's a date.

*what my bag is about

Friday, 11 February 2011

You Never Know - Dukas s/s 11

Dukas Hatzidoukas new video featuring Katerina Missichroni.

concept - photographer / tassos vrettos
make up astist / achilleas charitos
styling / christos kalliarekos, katerina manolaraki
hair stylist / christos michailidis
production manager / minas minatsis
video shooting - editing , music supervision / dimosthenis grivas


Thursday, 10 February 2011

Used to belong to famous people

But could soon be yours. Sakis Rouvas, Elena Paparizou, Anna Vissi, Antonis Remos and Giorgos Mazonakis are all donating personal items to be auctioned for raising funds for 'The Smile of The Child' children's charity.

A very tempting release mentions brands like Miss Sixty, Diesel, Energie, Seven7, and more from 5 to 30 euros, as well as Converse, Replay, FollieFollie all the way to DKNY, Missoni and Dsquared that used to belong to famous people. Well-known athlethes have signed all kinds of merchandise for the occasion too.

To top it all up, two items from Beyonce's own brand 'House of Dereon', featured in her latest tour, will also be part of the auction.

Coffee and shopping by the sea is guilt-free this weekend (12&13/02), at Balux Cafe House Project in Glyfada.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Amy Winehouse at EJEKT 2011

It was announced by organiser Detox yesterday, confirmed on her official page and must have reached you by now: Amy Winehouse will be the headliner at this years EJEKT festival in Athens.

Teaser poster features an extra stylish her, dressed in clothes she recently designed for the iconic casual fashion brand Fred Perry. With EJEKT taking place on June 22nd, I wonder what she's going to look like on stage. Own designs or not, looking forward to listening to this voice live.

Know-How has a new website

Know-How has a new website and a sales clip. To celebrate its new home online, it's come up with a special collaboration with eshop which gets to sell the clip's outfits exclusively for the web.

The brand has been around since 1994 and it is one of the very few that still manage to produce locally. Its own eshop will be ready sometime in Spring. If you'd like to be among the first to be notified of its arrival, you'll find a special box on the website to leave your email for a timely alert.

Clip credits:
Direction: Tina Sardelas
Model: Alena Dudnik
Production: Know How Team
Filmed at Ino Mei's studio

Monday, 7 February 2011

Toi&moi for Spring

With the fantastic Spring weather we've had during the weekend, it feels quite appropriate to post more s/s 11 news. Greek brand Toi&moi is introducing part of its Sping collection in the 'Just IN' section of its e-fashion store and it looks like this:
Featured items' prices range between 55 and 65 euros and are all brand new. Half-price winter sales are still on too.

Toi&moi eshop is online since last season and could well be a case study as it openly based its launch publicity on fashion blogs, introducing the section 'For Fashionistas'. Numerous Greek fashion bloggers posed their own way featuring part of the brand's collection. The aftermath was great news and Toi&moi travelled through its eshop to many Greek islands -among other locations- such as Ikaria, Corfu, Rhodes and Chios.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

MadWalk - photos & tv dates

MadWalk took place last Wednesday and was crowned a success. Music, fashion, spectacle, enthusiastic crowd and a good cause to top up with, it was all there. Happy each time an initiative supporting Greek fashion goes well. Glimpse of what went on:
Presenters Vicky Kaya and Tampta in Mary Katrantzou and Ioannis Dimitrousis respectively.
Deux Hommes & Giorgos Mazonakis.
Mi-Ro & Onirama.
Parthenis & Melisses.
Yiorgos Eleftheriades & Myronas Stratis feat. Ilia Darlin.
Mary Katrantzou & Matisse.
Celia Kritharioti Haute Couture & Sakis Rouvas.
Apostolos Mitropoulos (djing in person) & Elena Paparizou.
Vrettos Vrettakos & Despina Vandi.

For loads more photos, backstage action and videos, visit MadWalk by Vodafone - The Fashion Music Project, will be on TV soon so worry not if you couldn't make it: Antenna - on Thursday 10/02 at 21:00, MAD tv - on Saturday 12/02 at 20:30 and then again on Sunday 13/02 at 14:00.

Also see this report by Fashion Algorithms with plenty of original visual and outfit details insight.

*all images in this post come from official website and are shared here with permission.